2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Cards

2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Cards

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Acting as the end-of-year wrap-up for the MLB's flagship card brand, 2022 Topps Update Series Baseball covers players on new teams as well as rookie call-ups and more.

Formats include Hobby boxes with one hit (autograph or relic) and Jumbo Hobby boxes with one autograph and two relics.

Of course, this is the third flagship installment of the year, following 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball and 2022 Topps Series 2 Baseball.

See also: 2021 Topps Update Series Baseball Cards

2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Base / Parallels

Featuring traded players, new signings and rookies, plus All-Star Game and Home Run Derby standouts, 2022 Topps Update Series Baseball supplies 330 base cards. Familiar options include rookie cards, rookie debuts and combos.

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Look for multiple parallels across the full lineup. There are also Hobby-only Clear editions, limited to 10 copies, which showcase 100 players from the base set.

2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Base Parallel Breakdown

  • Gold Foil - 1:2 packs (Jumbo)
  • Rainbow Foil - 1:10 packs
  • Gold - #/2,021
  • Green Foilboard - #/499
  • Orange Foilboard #/299
  • Red Foilboard - #/199
  • Vintage Stock - #/99
  • Independence Day - #/76
  • Black - #/71 (Hobby/Jumbo)
  • Mother’s Day Hot Pink  - #/50
  • Father’s Day Powder Blue - #/50
  • Memorial Day Camo - #/25
  • Platinum - 1/1
  • Printing Plates - 1/1

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Multiple short-printed image variations are expected, as well.

2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Inserts

From there, the 2022 Topps Update Series Baseball checklist loads up on inserts. Continuations sets from Series 1 and Series 2 include Generation Now (30 cards in a 90-card set), for young stars, and Diamond Greats Die-Cuts (25 cards) to close the 75-card set.

1987 Topps Baseball is also back for another round. Moving to the present is 2022 MLB All-Star Game, celebrating 50 key names. Paragons of the Postseason is a new tribute to honor MLB playoff greatness over the years.

A returning favorite, Topps Black Gold transports fans back to the '90s.

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2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Insert Parallel Breakdown

  • Blue (Limited)
  • Black - #/299
  • Gold - #/75
  • Red - #/10
  • Platinum - 1/1

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While most Blue parallels are noted simply as "limited," the Generation Now Blue cards have 600 copies.

On top of that, most inserts offer limited signed versions numbered to 10 copies or less.

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2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Autographs / Relics / Sketch

Next up, 2022 Topps Update Series Baseball supplies the standard run of autographs. This includes Baseball Stars Autographs, Baseball Stars Dual Autographs (#/5 or less), 1987 Topps All-Star Baseball Autographs, and Cut Signatures (1/1).

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2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Autographs Parallel Breakdown

Baseball Stars Autographs

  • Black - #/199 or less
  • Gold - #/50
  • Red - #/25
  • Platinum - 1/1
1987 Topps All-Star Baseball Autographs

  • Black - #/199 or less
  • Gold - #/50
  • Red - #/25 (Hobby)
  • Platinum - 1/1 (Hobby/Jumbo)

Pairing swatches and signatures are the All-Star Stitches Autographs (#/25 or less), All-Star Stitches Dual Autographs (#/25 or less) and All-Star Jumbo Patch (#/10 or less) sets. These feature pieces from event-worn ASG workout jerseys.

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That leaves Major League Material Relics (#/50 or less) and the hard-signed Topps Reverence Autograph Patch (#/10 or less), exclusive to Hobby/Jumbo boxes.

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On the memorabilia-only side, look for All-Star Stitches Relics, All-Star Stitches Dual Relics (#/25), All-Star Stitches Triple Relics (#/25 or less), and All-Star Jumbo Patch (#/5 or less), plus Major League Material Relics and Hobby/Jumbo-only Own the Name Relics (1/1) cards, which feature jersey nameplate patches.

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2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Relics / Auto Relics Parallel Rundown

RELICS

All-Star Stitches Relic

  • Silver - #/50
  • Red - #/25
  • Platinum - 1/1

All-Star Jumbo Patch

  • Base - #/5 or less
  • Gold - 1/1

Major League Material Relic

  • Black - #/199
  • Gold - #/50
  • Red - #/25
  • Platinum - 1/1 (Hobby/Jumbo)
AUTOGRAPH RELICS

All-Star Stitches Auto

  • Base - #/25 or less
  • Red - #/10 or less
  • Gold - 1/1

All-Star Stitches Jumbo Auto

  • Base - #/10 or less
  • Red - #/5 or less
  • Gold - 1/1

All-Star Stitches Dual Auto

  • Base - #/25 or less
  • Red - #/10 or less
  • Gold - 1/1

Major League Material Auto

  • Base - #/50 or less
  • Red - #/25 or less
  • Platinum - 1/1

Topps Reverence Autograph Patch

  • Base - #/10
  • Red - #/5
  • Platinum - 1/1

The Special Event Patch line is a new manufactured relic offering.

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2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Commemorative Relics Parallel Breakdown

Special Event Patch

  • Black - #/199
  • Gold - #/50
  • Red - #/10
  • Platinum - 1/1
  • Autograph (select players) - #/10 or less

Collectors can also chase hand-drawn Sketch (1/1) cards in Hobby/Jumbo boxes.

2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Toppers

The party continues with HTA Jumbo-exclusive Oversized Rookie Reprint Box Loaders. These revisit 25 notable rookie cards in jumbo form.

Signed versions are hand-numbered to 10 or less.

2022 Topps Series 2 Baseball Silver Packs Promo

And, just like last year, the 2022 Topps Baseball Silver Packs promo adds one bonus pack in Hobby and two packs in Jumbo boxes.

Estimated Release Date: October 12, 2022
Hobby Configuration: 14 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
HTA Jumbo Configuration:
 46 cards per pack, 10 packs per box, 6 boxes per case

2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Autograph or Relic Card
  • 1 Silver Pack

2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Hobby Jumbo Box Break

  • 1 Autograph Card
  • 2 Relics
  • 2 Silver Packs

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These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change. 

Set Checklist

2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Checklist

 

The checklist will be added as soon as it is available.

 

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Shop for 2022 Topps Update Series Baseball Hobby Boxes

Each Hobby box is slated to have:

  • 1 Autograph or Relic

Here are the top deals on Hobby boxes currently listed on eBay.

 

Shop for 2022 Topps Update Series Baseball HTA Hobby Jumbo Boxes

Each HTA Hobby Jumbo box is slated to have:

  • 1 Autograph and 2 Relics

Here are the top deals on HTA Hobby Jumbo boxes currently listed on eBay.

 

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